By David Stebenne
This booklet is the 1st biography ever written of Arthur J. Goldberg, the previous exertions legal professional, Secretary of work less than Kennedy, and ultimate court docket justice (which put up he resigned on the request of Lyndon Johnson to turn into U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations), who performed a number one function in American political existence from global conflict II until eventually the tip of the Nineteen Sixties. Goldberg, who by no means wrote memoirs himself, shared his ideas approximately his lifestyles and paintings with Stebenne in a sequence of conversations, which happened sometimes from the autumn of 1981 via to Goldberg's demise in 1990. He additionally allowed Stebenne entry to his papers, together with these held below seal in presidential libraries and on the Library of Congress. dependent upon those targeted assets and written to be obtainable to a large viewers, Arthur J. Goldberg is either the tale of a number one American liberal and a background of recent American liberalism.
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S. city with a single morning paper, thanks largely to the guild strike, and thus the Tribune's monopoly and tone contributed to the city's reputation as the capital of isolationist America. There the America First Committee established its national headquarters. This leading isolationist group featured an executive board made up of such diverse public figures as Charles Lindbergh, Norman Thomas, Chester Bowles, Father Coughlin, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, to name only a few. From the spring of 1940 through the late fall, it and the White committee sparred with each other in an increasingly bitter debate.
Who] hates clutter and thinks systematically. He has the ability to reduce complex legal situations to understandable, almost simplistic language. "26 Dorothy Goldberg, an artist, described the same quality in terms of her own vocation. "27 Another clue to Goldberg's talent for contract negotiation lay in his tendency to leave some areas of disagreement to be solved later, once sufficient common ground had been reached. "28 Such an approach could not have succeeded during the Depression, when unions were weaker and the cost of a strike to employers was smaller because they operated well below capacity.
Van Bittner . . C. In time he amassed a string of new associates and friends in labor circles. His CIO work was, quite literally, expanding his horizons. It was increasing his personal income, too, as was the general economic recovery of 1940/41. As 1941 came to a close, the United States neared full employment for the first time in more than twelve years. 32 Goldberg's CIO clients were prospering as well. 4 million in its treasury. Six months later, the first executive board meeting of the USA was held in Pittsburgh, at which one of the first decisions made was to purchase a large office building in Washington at Jackson Place, only a short distance from the White House.
Arthur J. Goldberg: New Deal Liberal by David Stebenne